Archive for the ‘Basic’ Category

Doodles III

Here’s some doodles from the past month or so. I’ve been really obsessed with Chinese dragons and Asia’s ancient artistic style. (is that enough “A” words in a row?) I think im going to do an illustration next. Enjoy!

Mr. Imagination…

These videos are a bit idealistic…and sales driven. But there are some great points and reminders on how to design products with sustainability in mind.( It’s nice exciting to see more companies focus on this.) However, im ultimately posting them for the sketches. “Mr. Imagination” does a pretty good job about communicating complex ideas with simple visual elements. (portfolio […]


With spring comes the busy season so the only time I have to draw is either really late at night or during really really really boring meetings, which there hasn’t been to many of ;). However, I always make sure i’m sketching. It gives me a break and lets my mind relax while my hand does all […]

More wicked Hot Rods by Dwayne Vance

Back in September Spencer reviewed the book “The Hot Rod Art Book – Masters of Chicken Scratch“. Its a great book and theres a second one on the way! If you havent had the chance to pick of Vol. 1 then i would definitley check this one out. It looks sweet and should provide hours […]

Process while sketching

Everyone has their own way of doing things. I usually don’t think through my process while I am actually sketching a product or an idea. Things tend to flow naturally without much thought these days. I thought it would be good however to take a moment to document how I would sketch something like say […]

Video: Part 1 of camera sketch – roughing it out

I know, I know. It’s been a while right?  No videos, no updates etc etc. I’ve had my hands in a few things lately and needless to say, I’v e been SUPER busy. I have some good plans for the site though– a way to simplify things if you will (more on that later, as […]

How to Sketch With Contour Lines

Video tutorial on how to sketch form quickly using simple contour lines.

How To: Off-Road Vehicle Step 2

From Josh Reed: In this first stage of revisions I really needed to understand what’s going on surface wise. I sketch without the roll cage so I could work my perspective in right. The rear wrap around gave me problems so I played with the styling on that a little. The middle sketch was a […]

Video: Surface Finishes With Markers

After a few requests from several of you, I’ve put together a small video covering some surface finish simple techniques with prismacolor markers. It’s another cube (yay!), but the principles carry over to product sketching. I may do another video on curvilinear reflections in the near future. Just keep bugging me. Here’s the final image […]

Video Quick Tip: Clean up your scans

Here’s a quick tip on cleaning up scanned sketches. After posting the most recent video featuring ballpoint pen and light photoshop, I received a few requests for a video or explanation of how to clean up a scanned sketch. I opted for a quick video showing how I do it. So take a look if […]

Toolbox: Shadows

Well not all about them, but this should help point you in the right direction. I’ve had a few people ask about the construction of shadows. I’ll talk about two types here and I’ll be up front here – I won’t cover every situation or even more complex scenarios, but the principles here will help […]

Video Tutorial: Watch Sketch w/ Felt Pen + Marker

Here’s another demo for you this week. The audio is a little rough, but you’ll get the gist of it.  Sometimes you start out sketching and things are a little rough or downright ugly. Well, don’t give up. As I show you in this video, it’s okay to keep working with a sketch, then recover […]